Operations is a Great Career Choice for those who come from Non-Professional Educational Background – Says Madhu Saboo, Head of Operations at Origami India

Madhu Saboo (Head of Operations, Eastern India, Origami India)
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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details

Name – Madhu Saboo
Profession – Operations (ICWAI- Cost & Works Accountant by Education)
Designation – Head of Operations – Eastern India
OrganisationOrigami India
Age – 48
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 20
Under-Graduation – BCom, South City College
Professional Qualification – ICWAI- Cost & Works Accountant

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I have worked for 20 years. From 1992-1994, I was with Aptech Computer where I taught. I left my job because I wanted to give time to my kids. Then I started working again in 2000 in Origami India and I am currently working there as Head of Operations for Eastern region. I did not start from the very bottom since it was my brother’s partnership firm.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

I manage a team of people who work under me. This includes managers, junior accountants, project managers etc. I have been managing the Operations ever since I joined this company.


Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Very Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Maybe
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?3 Star Rating | MentorClub.in
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You enter as a basic accountant after completing graduation or CA. You are required to do stuff like book entries, calculate profit and loss, customer sales ledger, managing operations like production, despatch, purchase, sales and taking care of all legal compliance etc.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Great
How would you describe your co-workers?
Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in


Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
ICAI
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
CA is one of the cheapest education in India.
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?4 Star Rating | MentorClub.in


According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in Operations Role?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organized and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organized
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he gets easily stressed out, angry and irritated

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to consider an Operations profile?

1. You are always occupied so there is no time to take people’s nonsense.
2. Being in this position gives you a certain amount of power and obviously good money.
3. Since we deal with huge companies, it makes you more confident in dealing with people.
4. It gives a very comfortable and luxurious life.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Operations profile?

1. I can give little time to family. My children complain I give less time to them and I am not able to give as much time as I would like to, to my mother-in-law.
2. It becomes difficult to manage personal and professional life.
3. Since it involves a lot of teamwork also, you have to keep track of what each member does and then you’ve to take responsibility for that.
4. Atimes It becomes stressful


Recognition in Operations Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?5 Star Rating | MentorClub.in


General Information on Operations Profession

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would have become a doctor because I was always good at science but my parents did not want to wait for so long before I made a career for myself.


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